Help Me Get A Checked Dissertation Proposal Example: Useful Guidelines

Sometimes, the best way to get inspiration for your writing is to read other people’s examples. This way you gain insight into the sort of tone, style and format that is expected of you, and it can make the daunting task of starting a lot easier and less stressful. However, it isn’t always easy to find examples of, for instance, dissertation proposals that have been checked and are, therefore, worth taking inspiration from. Here, therefore, are some useful guidelines about how to find proofread examples.

  • Go to your university and department pages online
  • Your university and specific department will more often than not have their specifications for what they want your dissertation proposal to look like. This is why it is always best to go here first. This way you know exactly what is expected of you from the people who are going to be looking at and reading your work. If you cannot find a sample on these pages, then ask a professor from your department. Often they will have an idea what they want to see you and will sometimes have examples from earlier years, and they have kept because they stuck out. These are fantastic... if you can get them!

  • Ask on forums
  • Many students before you have had to write their dissertation proposals and have managed to do so successfully! It is worth searching on forums, therefore, specifying the subject you are studying and the level you are working at and seeing if anyone has any advice or, better still, any examples. Often, of course, work from these sources will have been checked by the tutor or professor before the dissertation was written, so it’s guaranteed to be good. You can also ask the other student whether they received a mark for their work and what it was, so that you can gauge just how good their sample is.

  • Check on Google
  • It sounds obvious, but it can be easy to forget. Google is a great tool for finding checked examples of dissertation proposals... if you know where and how to check. There are a few things to remember when starting a search on any engine:

    1. Use keywords such as your subject and level, but don’t be too specific or restrictive.
    2. Use the keyword ‘checked’, ‘proofread’ or ‘marked’ so that you know what you’re reading has been read and that it is good.